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How to Travel As Safely as Possible with Pets

Gone are the days when pet owners left their pets home while they traveled. Today many dog owners are choosing to travel with their dogs, whether it’s a quick trip to the park or a long vacation. At Piazza Honda of Pottstown, we want to know that your trip with your pet is as safe as possible, so we’d like to offer some simple safety tips.
• Let your dog get used to the vehicle and traveling slowly before taking him or her on a long trip.
• Refrain from feeding the dog before traveling.
• Do not allow your pet…
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A Hatchback Gives You Versatility and Practicality in One

If you want a vehicle that’s up-to-date with the latest standards and has enough room for you, your passengers and your belongings, the hatchback is your answer. You can check out the full selections of hatchbacks that we have here at Piazza Honda of Pottstown and choose the option that will make it the easiest for you to get around.

With a hatchback, you’ll be able to fold down your backseats to increase your cargo room. This essentially allows you to make your trunk space larger so that you can haul bigger or a greater number of items…
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Look for a Top Mechanic

Drivers feel comfortable when traveling the road in a reliable car. Even the most well-made vehicle, however, runs into maintenance and mechanical issues at some point. Worry not. A great mechanic could fix whatever normal problems hamper a car. Finding a great mechanic may be easy if you know how to look.

A good mechanic comes with good reviews, so look carefully at whatever "star ratings" a repair garage sports. Online review hubs appear prominently in the first page of search engine results. You won't find it difficult to locate reviews.

Upon reading the reviews, look for commentary...

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Signs Your Tires Need to Be Replaced

Getting a flat tire on the road because the threads have worn through to the inside of a tire is a definite sign that a vehicle's tire needs to be replaced. The average person prefers to replace their tire before they have a blowout. Here are a few helpful ways to tell a tire might need to be replaced for people who fall into this camp.

The first sign is that the brakes are good, but the stopping distance of the vehicle increases. As the tread wears down, the gripping power of the tire increases. Another good way to…
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Is a Tonneau Cover Right for You?

Tonneau covers can be a great way to add more protection and functionality to your truck bed. We here at Piazza Honda of Pottstown want you to make the most out of your investment. Here are some advantages and disadvantages to owning a tonneau cover.

Tonneau covers are installed directly to the bed. Many models can be locked for added protection. They can keep your haul safe from the elements and ensure that everything gets to your destination safely. On the road, covers will prevent things from falling out. 

 

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Used Car Negotiating Tips

Understanding how to haggle with a dealer may make it easier to get the best price on a used vehicle. Prior to entering negotiations, be sure that you know your numbers. The most important number to know is how much the car is worth. This helps you create an anchor price that you can stay firm with.

Ideally, your first offer will be below that price, which makes it possible to sweeten the deal while still getting a good price. If necessary, you should be willing to walk away from the negotiating table. This can be helpful in getting the…

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Simple Steps for Car Badge Removal

Taking the badge off of a vehicle is a relatively simple process. It can be done by applying warm water or heat to soften or remove the adhesive. From there, you can scrape it off and remove the decal from the back of your car or truck. The final step is to simply clean the surface where the badge used to be.

It is important that you don't use boiling hot water as it could damage the paint. The same is true if you scrape too hard when attempting to clear away the badge's adhesive. You can consult…

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Tips for Tailgating

While your truck is a workhorse that is sometimes taken for granted, there are plenty of options for fun that you can have. Get the most out of your truck by tailgating with friends at this weekend's game.

Turn your truck into a mobile restaurant by stocking it with paper plates, plastic silverware, bottled condiments and a portable awning. Remember to pack your cooler with tightly sealed plastic containers, and arrange them to eliminate any empty spaces that invite warm air inside. Set up an impromptu hand washing station to keep things sanitary. You can use bungee cords to…

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Don't Make This Costly Towing Mistakes

Your friends here at Piazza Honda of Pottstown wanted to pass along some advice as far as mistakes you should never make when towing.

Never assume the trailer tires are secure, take a lug wrench and tighten all the lugs before loading the trailer.

Don't connect the wiring harness without getting someone behind your trailer to check all the lights for the brakes and directionals are working.

Don't drive with bling spots around the trailer, invest in small stick-on mirrors that will open up your field of vision and make it easier and safer to navigate on the…
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Used Car Buying Basics

If you've been thinking about buying a used car, it's important to make sure you're getting the best possible deal. The right used car can make an incredible difference in your life, so make sure you know what you're looking for.

Choose a budget and design that you like before you start looking at vehicles. You'll have a large number of choices, so don't be afraid to take several models on test drives. This will let you know whether a particular model is a good fit for your needs. 

 

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